Each year, the Indianapolis Zoo invites a group of juried artists to make art “en plein air” (outdoors). This Naturally Inspired Paint Out is a great opportunity to see your favorite artists paint or sculpt your favorite animals, all while supporting the Zoo’s mission of animal conservation.

Come celebrate the artists from the Naturally Inspired Paint Out and help us bring this year’s art series to a close on Sept. 26, 2024. Enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres while you mingle and meet the artists. Plus, you can place a final bid on the art your heart has fallen in love with and take it home with you!

See a piece that you love and want to start bidding now? Place your Auction Bid here through 7:30 on September 26.

Take in the beauty of the pieces created by 20 talented artists featured in this year’s Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day. Among them, you’ll also see one-of-a-kind artworks painted by some of our more artistically inclined animals. After each piece has been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, art will be available for viewing during our art exhibition at Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center Aug. 26-Sept. 26.